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Local Candidate Forum

Mayoral and School Board Candidate Forum
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:30 p.m. (refreshments, 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

Candidates for:

Columbia Mayoral Race
Columbia School Board

Moderator: David Lile

KFRU will broadcast the forum live.

This event is free and open to the public.

Candidate and Ballot Issues Forums

Candidate Forum
Tuesday, July 22
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

This forum will feature primary candidates in the August election in races for 47th District Representative, Boone County Recorder of Deeds, and Division 5 Associate Judge.
Candidates running unopposed for county offices and the state legislature will not be included in the forum.

The proposed 1/8 cent county sales tax for the fairgrounds will also be covered.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the forum and it will be broadcast live on KFRU radio.

Ballot Issues Forum
Thursday, July 24
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

The August primary ballot will include five proposed constitutional amendments:
–the so-called “Right to Farm” measure;
–an amendment that concerns the people’s “Right to be secure in their electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures”;
–an amendment that creates a “Veterans Lottery Ticket” to raise funds for projects and services related to veterans;
–an amendment that would declare the right to keep and bear arms as an unalienable right that the state must uphold; and
–a three-quarters of a cent sales tax to fund state and local highways, roads and bridges.

We will try to find pro and con speakers on all issues; if we cannot find speakers, we will provide pro and con information.

Both forums are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.